Fulton

Central UMC has a long history of being in relationship with Fulton High School. Located less than two miles from the church, Fulton has a long and rich tradition in our community. In recent years, the leadership of both Central and Fulton have reconnected and restarted the partnership that was present for many years.

Since we reconnected in July 2014, we’ve been involved in the annual Fulton Frenzy by providing dinner to hundreds of students and families. Since 2015, we’ve hosted the Baccalaureate service in May, and throughout the year we find opportunities to extend hospitality and serve the Fulton community with food and other gifts.

Why is this important? While we may not always directly interact with students, the teachers are on the front lines every day. We look for ways we can encourage and bless the teachers as they do the difficult task of educating.

Fulton

Central UMC has a long history of being in relationship with Fulton High School. Located less than two miles from the church, Fulton has a long and rich tradition in our community. In recent years, the leadership of both Central and Fulton have reconnected and restarted the partnership that was present for many years.

Since we reconnected in July 2014, we’ve been involved in the annual Fulton Frenzy by providing dinner to hundreds of students and families. Since 2015, we’ve hosted the Baccalaureate service in May, and throughout the year we find opportunities to extend hospitality and serve the Fulton community with food and other gifts.

Why is this important? While we may not always directly interact with students, the teachers are on the front lines every day. We look for ways we can encourage and bless the teachers as they do the difficult task of educating.

Beaumont

Central began its partnership with Beaumont Magnet Academy in 2016. Beaumont Magnet Academy is a local elementary school that features an honors program for K-5th grades. Central partners with Beaumont by helping provide food bags for students with food insecurities. The Beaumont Bags’ goal is to pack grocery sacks full of provided food from Second Harvest for children of families with food insecurities. Beaumont identifies these children and delivers the food bags to these children discreetly on Fridays before the weekend.

Beaumont

Central began its partnership with Beaumont Magnet Academy in 2016. Beaumont Magnet Academy is a local elementary school that features an honors program for K-5th grades. Central partners with Beaumont by helping provide food bags for students with food insecurities. The Beaumont Bags’ goal is to pack grocery sacks full of provided food from Second Harvest for children of families with food insecurities. Beaumont identifies these children and delivers the food bags to these children discreetly on Fridays before the weekend.

Pride of the Southland

Central UMC serves the University of Tennessee ‘Pride of the Southland’ Marching Band in two ways. For the past 12 years, we have provided refreshments and drinks to band members at the Band Camp pool party.  The church also provides water to band members for the end-of-band-camp march to the stadium.  This march to the stadium happens on hot August Friday mornings—students are most appreciative for the cold water we provide at the end of this march.

With an average of 300+ marching band members per year and after 12 years of this outreach, Central has impacted the lives of over 3,500 college students.

Pride of the Southland

Central UMC serves the University of Tennessee ‘Pride of the Southland’ Marching Band in two ways. For the past 12 years, we have provided refreshments and drinks to band members at the Band Camp pool party.  The church also provides water to band members for the end-of-band-camp march to the stadium.  This march to the stadium happens on hot August Friday mornings—students are most appreciative for the cold water we provide at the end of this march.

With an average of 300+ marching band members per year and after 12 years of this outreach, Central has impacted the lives of over 3,500 college students.